Jim McDonald & Sons Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Bradenton’

Is Your Thermostat Reading Correctly?

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

It can be easy to forget how important a thermostat is. When a problem arises in a heating or cooling system and homeowners are looking for something to blame, usually the culprit is the system itself. Though, sometimes a thermostat can be the source of a problem and that can be good news!

Thermostat fixes and replacements are usually a lot more affordable than air conditioning repair in Bradenton, FL. They’re small components that can easily be fixed by a professional, but it’s important that homeowners make sure to get this issue diagnosed accurately by a professional.

Let’s talk today about what types of problems can come from your thermostat. We’ll also touch on what it could mean if the thermostat is reading incorrectly. Don’t forget to treat your thermostat like the rest of your AC system, and get it the attention it deserves!

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The Ins and Outs of Short Cycling

Monday, July 19th, 2021

Howdy folks! It’s that time of the year where our air conditioners are on full blast as we sit inside and wait out some of the record-breaking temperatures that are starting to hit our area. Especially here in Bradenton, temperatures are consistently in the 90s with high levels of humidity. It’s becoming almost impossible to feel comfortable and secure without a functioning air conditioner.

This leads us to talk about one of the most serious problems your air conditioner can encounter. That’s right, we’re going to spend this blog post talking about short cycling, and how it relates to our air conditioning services in Bradenton, FL.

We’ll talk about how to tell if your air conditioner is starting to short cycle, as well as start figuring out which one of our professional services is going to provide you with the solution you need. Let’s get started!

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What’s That Smell?

Monday, December 21st, 2020

Uh oh, your furnace has never smelled like that before! Or maybe it has, you were just never around at this time of year to really take it in. Regardless of what the smell is, how bad it is, or how you feel about it, it could absolutely be a signal that something is wrong with your system.

Smells that come from a furnace system can range anywhere from common things to serious disasters and it’s up to you to call for help when you need it. We don’t live at your home, you do! This is why you need to call us when you think there’s something funky giving off strange smells from your system.

We’re the team to call for furnace repair in Bradenton, FL when it comes to strange smells in your system. Whether it’s a gas leak, a carbon monoxide leak, or something else causing the scent, we’ve got your back.

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What Makes an HVAC Technician Worth the Price?

Monday, November 9th, 2020

So, you’ve read a few of our blog posts and seen our website. We’re definitely a dependable source for everything that has to do with air conditioning, heating, indoor air quality, and anything else in the HVAC world. We’re professionals just like the person you normally call to work on your HVAC problems, right?

Well, not necessarily. Every professional technician is going to be different. Some are more reliable, more certified, and offer more value than others. We want to help make sure you’re getting the most out of your professional HVAC technician, even if it’s not us.

So, buckle up. If you’re in the mood to really split hairs when it comes to HVAC in Bradenton, FL, then keep reading! We promise we’ll give you the most important reasons why we’re probably the best team in the area by a longshot.

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Giving Your AC a Grade for the Year

Monday, October 26th, 2020

Now that fall is in full swing, you’re probably nervously awaiting your kid’s report card at the end of the semester. Though, report cards are a good way to measure the success of a school’s program and how hard your kid is working to achieve those good grades. Why can’t the same set of principles be adhered to something else, like air conditioning?

Our air conditioners get a lot of use throughout the year here in Florida. Giving your system a year-end grade can be a really good way to gauge when to invest in repairs, maintenance, or even a replacement down the line.

Today, we’ll give you a good AC grading system that can help you break things down. If your suffering AC needs air conditioning service in Bradenton, FL, then don’t hesitate to tell us what grade you gave it and why!

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Combat Scorching Temperatures with a Smart Thermostat

Monday, April 13th, 2020

Before you spiral into a fantasy with your thermostat turning into a sentient terminator, let us remind you that this is not what we mean by “smart.” Smart thermostats are as smart as your smartphone is, with some select amount of programming that makes your life a lot easier.

Can you imagine what your life would be like without your smartphone? It would be more difficult, you’d probably spend more money trying to get in touch with people, and you’d most likely fall out of line with any recent news or information. A smart thermostat works almost identically, allowing you to save money, curb energy consumption habits, and overall make your life a lot easier when it comes to heating or air conditioning.

So, with blazingly hot temperatures quickly approaching, we thought this would be a perfect time to talk about investing in a smart thermostat in Bradenton, FL.

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